1894 in film

1894 in film


* January 7 - William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
* January 7 - Thomas Edison films his assistant, Fred Ott sneezing with the Kinetoscope at the "Black Maria."
* February 13 - Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the "Cinematographe", a combination movie camera and projector.
*April 14 - The first commercial presentation of the Kinetoscope took place in the Holland Brothers' Kinetoscope Parlor at 1155 Broadway, New York City.
*Thomas Edison experiments with synchronizing audio with film; the Kinetophone is invented which loosely synchronizes a Kinetoscope image with a cylinder phonograph.
*Kinetoscope viewing parlors begin to open in major cities. Each parlor contains several machines.
*Birt Acres creates a 70 mm format, which he first uses to shoot the Henley Royal Regatta.

Films released in 1894

*"Annie Oakley"
*"Annabelle Butterfly Dance"
*"Athlete with Wand"
*"Band Drill"
*"Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)"
*"Bucking Broncho"
*"Buffalo Dance"
*"Caicedo with Pole"
*"Chinese Opium Den"
*"Cockfight, no. 2"
*"Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph"
*"Fire Rescue Scene"
*"Fred Ott's Sneeze" (Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze)
*"Fred Ott Holding a Bird"
*"Glenroy Bros., (no. 2)
*"Hadj Cheriff"
*"The Henley Royal Regatta of 1894"
*"Impereal Japanese Dance"
*"Louis Martinetti aka Luis Martinetti, Contortionist
*"Miss Jerry"
*"Robetta and Doretto, (no. 2) aka Chinese Laundry Scene"
*"Sioux Ghost Dance"


*January 3 - Zazu Pitts, actress (d. 1963)
*June 16 - Norman Kerry, actor (d. 1956)
*September 15 - Jean Renoir, director (d.1979)
*September 27 - Olive Tell, actress (d. 1951)
*October 7 - Del Lord, pioneer Hollywood director (d. 1970)
*October 20 - Olive Thomas, actress (d. 1920)
*December 31 - Pola Negri, actress (d. 1987)

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Years/1894 1894] at the Internet Movie Database

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